Man brought to safety after crossing railings on Wearmouth Bridge

A man has been brought to safety by police after crossing the railings on Wearmouth Bridge.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 9:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 10:06 am
There was a heavy presence from the police and fire services at the scene.

Police were called to the incident in Sunderland at 7.45am, and talked to the man before helping him down.

He is now safe, and being looked after by the emergency services.

There was a heavy presence from the police and fire services at the scene.

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Specialist negotiators were also on the bridge to speak to the man.

One lane of the bridge northbound was closed, and traffic was reported to be slow-moving. All lanes have now reopened.

There was a heavy presence from the police and fire services at the scene.